Storytimes

Smart kids start here.

The Grand Rapids Public Library offers fun and educational storytimes for children ages birth – 5 years old.

Outdoor Storytimes

If you love stories, songs, and rhymes, join the Grand Rapids Public Library for outdoor storytime. This fun event for kids ages 0-5 is the perfect way to get some wiggles out. Each child will take home a free Storytime Kit at the end of the program (while supplies last).

Mondays, May 9, June 13, July 11, August 8, September 12
11:00 am | Roosevelt Park – 739 Van Raalte Dr SW, Grand Rapids 49503

Mondays, May 16, June 20, July 18, August 15, September 19
11:00 am | Briggs Park – 324 Knapp St NE, Grand Rapids 49505

Storytime in the Park with Storytime GR 

Join us on Tuesday nights at the park for stories, free books and ice cream, special guests, and a whole lot of family fun! 

StorytimeGR is a partnership of the Grand Rapids Public Library, Read GR, Grand Valley State University, the Grand Rapids Office of Special Events, and Grand Rapids Parks and Recreation.

Tuesdays, June 7, 14, 21, 28, July 5, 12, 19, 26, August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
6:30 – 8:00 pm | Garfield Park – 2111 Madison SE

Tuesdays, June 7, 21, July 5, 19, August 2, 16
 
6:30 – 8:00 pm | Martin Luther King Jr. Park – 900 Fuller Ave SE

Tuesdays, June 14, 28, July 12, 26, August 9, 23
6:30 – 8:00 pm | Lincoln Park – 1120 Bridge St NW

Family Storytime on the Lawn

Join us for this outdoor storytime held on the lawn of your favorite GRPL branch! Children ages 0-5 and their caregivers will love this half-hour event that features stories, songs, rhymes, and playing on the lawn. In case of inclement weather, this event series will be moved indoors. 

Tuesdays, June 7, 14 , 21, 28, July 12, 19, 26, August 2, 9, 16
10:30 am | West Side Branch – 713 Bridge St NW

Wednesdays, June 8, 15, 22, 29, July 13, 20, 27, August 3, 10, 17
10:30 am | Seymour Branch – 2350 Eastern SE

Thursdays, June 9, 16, 23, 30, July 14, 21, 28, August 4, 11,18
10:30 am | Yankee Clipper Branch – 2025 Leonard NE

Vamos a Leer!

This storytime, in collaboration with Grand Rapids Public Library (GRPL), Grandville Avenue Arts & Humanities (GAAH), Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC), LINC UP, and MSU Extension celebrates the power of being bilingual and hispanic heritage. The stories we share will be read in both Spanish and English. 

Vamos a Leer! en Español

Esta hora de cuentacuentos, en colaboración con la Biblioteca Pública de Grand Rapids (GRPL), Grandville Avenue Arts & Humanities (GAAH) [Artes y Humanidades de la Avenida Grandville], Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC), LINC UP, and MSU Extension [Extensión de la Universidad del Estado de Michigan], celebra el poder de ser bilingüe y la Herencia Hispana. Se leerán los cuentos que compartiremos en español e inglés.

Spanish Storytimes with the Cook Library Center

These Spanish storytimes feature books read by members of the community. Let your imagination soar and have some fun en español.

Hora de cuentos en español con el Centro de la Biblioteca Cook

Estas horas de cuentos ofrecerán libros e historias de cordones leídos por miembros de la comunidad. Deja volar tu imaginación y diviértete en español.

Phone-a-Story

Call the library’s Phone-A-Story line each week to hear a new story read aloud by a GRPL Youth Librarian. Listen  to pre-recorded stories, songs, and rhymes in English or Spanish. This service is accessible 24/7. Dial 616-988-5494 and follow the directions when prompted.

Phone-a-Story en Español

Llame a la línea de “Un Cuento Por Teléfono” de la biblioteca cada semana para escuchar una nueva historia leída en voz alta por un bibliotecario juvenil de GRPL. Escuche historias, canciones y rimas pregrabadas en inglés o español. Este servicio es accesible 24/7. Marque 616-988-5494 y siga las instrucciones cuando se le solicite.

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